This morning we walk the Trounson Kauri Reserve trail in the shadows of these huge trees. An intensively managed mainland conservation island, surrounded by a sea of farmland, Trounson was once one of the best kauri forests in the country and provides refuge for many threatened species. Like many groves, Trounson is suffering terribly from dieback disease now. We arrive back in Auckland at approximately 4:00pm. Includes breakfast and lunch.
Notes: Because of the adventurous nature of these trips we require a ratio of at least 1 adult per 3 children.
If weather conditions limit our kayak option to the Bay of Islands we may spend both of the first two nights in the same campsite, leaving early the third day. Minimum numbers apply to the kayak trip (4). The kayaking is usually in harbour/inland waterways rather than open coast and as we mainly use double kayaks it's generally suitable for youngsters.
As this trip can be subject to tide times and sea or storm surge conditions, activities may unfold in a different order than stated above, or loop hikes may reverse.